Get Them Moving, Talking, Reflecting. Keep them Engaged!
Dates: May 9, 2014
8:30am - 3:00pm
Location: LAPDA Meeting Space
Cost: $125 for members, $150 for nonmembers
Call (802) 224-9110
For more information
This workshop offers a variety of active learning approaches that engage students emotionally, socially, physically and intellectually.
These brain-friendly approaches will help facilitate meaningful dialogue and refl ection in the classroom, reinforce social and emotional skills, and review and reinforce academic lessons in a fun and engaging way.
• Active brain-friendly approaches to promote social and academic success
• Ways to engage learners emotionally, physically, intellectually and socially
• Practical tools and engaging activities that develop a healthy atmosphere of
respect and trust, peer to peer and teacher to student
• Strategies for creating a positive environment for learning, starting
on day one and maintaining it throughout the school year
• New research from the fi eld of cognitive neuroscience and its impact on
learning, teaching and social and emotional skills development in students
• Refl ective methods to increase depth of understanding and connection to
future learning experiences
• Techniques to help educators become more “student-centered,”
empowering students to take more control and responsibility for their learning
Join in this fun and interactive workshop and leave with practical
strategies and activities to support school-wide efforts around
differentiating instruction and developing a positive and supportive
About the Instructor
Jennifer Stanchfield, M.S.
In her 20 years as an educator Jen has helped a wide range of schools and organizations
integrate experiential education strategies to promote learning, develop a positive environment,
increase student engagement and cultivate important social skills. During her time in
the classroom, in professional training and as a clinician in treatment centers for children and
adolescents, she has developed an extensive repertoire of experiential activities, tools and
methods which she brings to her engaging workshops and training sessions. Jen holds a
master’s degree in Experiential Education from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She is
author of A Teachable Moment and Tips & Tools for the Art of Experiential Group Facilitation.